This will tide us over until the next novel-length Kate installment.
This series features a smart, sexy, funny, ordinary, angry, frightened, determined human being in the body of one Kate Shugat, mixed-heritage-but-mostly-Native Alaskan, who manages the precarious balancing act of duty to the Rule of Law, to her tribe, to her adopted tribe of "Park Rats", to those she loves, and to her own self. Mystery, drama, scenery, and encounters with poachers, killers, and grizzly bears add to the fun.
Those who have not yet started reading the Kate Shugat saga, go ahead and start with this one. But! Be aware that after reading, you will need to go back to the beginning, as there is much history and character development, and the books must be read in the order of their publication. Sounds off-putting? Go ahead, read the first book. After you emerge, you'll thank me.